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The Battle of Tannenberg

The Battle of Tannenberg in East Prussia that late summer of 1914 put to the test of war two very different military systems; the relatively small, highly trained and proficient Germans versus the vastly larger, barely trained and barely competent Russians. 4,729 more words

Military History

Punch Cartoons 27

Three more Punch cartoons from 16th September 1914:

Cartoon by A. Wallis Mills

Published in Punch 16th September  1914

Cartoon by Chas Grave

Published in Punch 16th September  1914… 9 more words

First World War

A history of the First World War in one hundred blogs ! No.7 Der Kriegsherr von 1914 (Part 1 of 2).

(Warlords of 1914 ? German General von Kluck (in centre) with Genaral von Kuhl (on his left) and Marshal von Bergmann (on his right) in Flanders during WW1. 2,381 more words


New Format for BIographies

The above is a screen shot of the new format for the website, featuring single page biographies instead of four per page. This allows much more freedom, larger content per biography, a great full-sized photo, and a much easier job of adding new biographies as well as performing maintenance and making adjustments on existing bios. 16 more words


Bad weather and hard ground

5th. Somersets, West Down Camp, Salisbury Plain

Sept. 19 1914

My dear old Elsie

Ever so many thanks for your most welcome letter, and I am sorry I have not written lately. 622 more words

1/5 Somersets

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red [LONDON,UK]

Location: Tower Hill, London, UK 
Designer: Paul Cummins (Ceramics) and Tom Piper (Set designer)
Project Type: Ephemeral  
Completion Date: Summer 2014 
Visited: 07.09.2014
Access: Tube to Tower Hill and follow signs to Tower of London… 177 more words


Good sports - Soldiers' experiences in the Great War

‘A healthy mind in a healthy body’was the cry in Victorian and Edwardian England.
As the Great War progressed professional soldiers were inevitably replaced by conscripts. 358 more words

World War One